A recent study shows that infant massage is just as effective for treating colicky babies as a crib vibrator is....
A recent study shows that infant massage is just as effective for treating colicky babies as a crib vibrator is. Now, crib vibrator is a new one for me. Having never heard of a crib vibrator - EVER - I looked it up and found some crib vibration systems and even a vibrating mattress. Both sorts of products, by the way, get mixed reviews. But, I digress; what I really found most interesting about this study was the massage point. You could spend money on a questionable crib vibration what-have-you, or you could simply try free and easy baby massage. According to the new study, massage helped to significantly reduce crying in colicky babies. Plus, baby massage has also been shown to help with parent-baby bonding, can reduce gassy problems, improves immunity and circulation, can sooth a sick baby and offers many other benefits. Watch this video below about baby massage - note that while the mama in this video uses oil, you can also use plain old baby lotion or just your hands. You can also check out this slide show about how to massage your baby. Don't forget, pregnant mamas can benefit from pregnancy massage as well. *Source: Infant Massage Compared With Crib Vibrator in the Treatment of Colicky Infants

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